Considering expanding your cybersecurity business to Southeast Asia?

U.S. Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Southeast Asia


Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019

Cybercrime is on the rise throughout Southeast Asia

The rapid development of digital technologies in Southeast Asia is making the region a prime target for cybercriminals. The risk is heightened as ASEAN member countries become more integrated via trade, capital flow and connectivity, providing an opportunity for U.S.-based cybersecurity companies to export their knowledge and expertise to key countries in Southeast Asia. (Source: The ASEAN Post).

Opportunities in Singapore:

Singapore has established a fund of SGD 190 million for spending on cybersecurity research from 2015 to 2020. The focus is on developing products which are easy to use, intuitive as well as secure by design. Security in an IoT environment is another major area of focus. (Source:

Opportunities in Malaysia:

Malaysia’s National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) was established in February 2017 with the objectives of securing and strengthening Malaysia’s resilience in facing the threats of cyber attacks by coordinating and consolidating the best cybersecurity experts and resources.

Free Webinar

Learn more about the trade mission.
Sign up for a free webinar on Thursday, June 27, 5-6PM PT.

Trade Mission Leadership and Support

The U.S. Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Southeast Asia is hosted by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI), in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service and the California State Trade Expansion Program (CA-STEP). Certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this trade mission is sponsored in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Why Attend?

Benefits of the U.S. Cybersecurity Trade Mission include:

  • Access to business development opportunities, potential partners, agents, and distributors, trade associations and business groups.
  • Insights on local business culture, legal and regulatory environment trends, public and private sector cybersecurity priorities and economic conditions.
  • Visibility through optional attendance at the Singapore International Cyber Week trade show.
  • Credibility from a dedicated team of experts who will connect participants with the right people so they can expand their business to Southeast Asia.
  • Connections. to key industry and government decision-makers via one-on-one appointments and networking events, accelerating participants’ ability to do business in this region. Connections include government officials and embassies, potential agents, distributors and joint venture partners.

Important Date and Criteria

Important Dates
Application deadline: August 1, 2019
Trade mission dates: Sept 30 – Oct 4, 2019

Companies must be headquartered in the US.
Products must be certified as having more than 51% U.S. content

What is the cost to participate?

While the trade mission is available to companies of all sizes, prices differ based on company revenue and sector.

Small: $1,500 USD*

Medium: $5,620 USD

Large: $6,780 USD

Fee above includes one representative per company; additional participants may take part for $725 each. Except as otherwise noted, expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. *Available to qualifying small companies, with fees subsidized by CA-STEP.

Who should attend?

Companies involved in the cybersecurity sector, including those with products and services in areas such as:

  • Behavior Analytics (User and Entity)
  • Big Data Security
  • Cybersecurity compliance & breach remediation consulting
  • Cloud Security
  • DDoS Protection
  • Endpoint Protection and Anti-virus
  • Endpoint Threat Detection & Response
  • Forensics
  • Identity and Access Management;
  • Industrial and Critical Infrastructure Security (ICS/SCADA Security)
  • IoT Security
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Network Firewall
  • Password Manager
  • Patch Management
  • Security Information & Event Management

To Apply

Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation no later than August 1, 2019.

Small Business

Medium / Large Business

Tatyana Aguirre, International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service

April Sather, Fellow
UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute